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Posted: 21/08/2015 at 12:11

DT - you finished bang on the same time as my clubmate, Carolyn.  I'll ask her if she was running next to a mental guy shouting and dry heaving next time I see her.  I'm sure she'll remember.  I think I would.  I'm not sure how you have the breath to roar.  I'm trying to inhale through my eyeballs and bumhole at that point in a race.  

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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:00
Hello. Sorry I've been away for ages. My foot is more or less better but I seem to have misplaced my mojo and not been doing a fat lot. Then I raced the Interclub in July. Which was horrible and slow. Then I lost even more mojo so still did hardly any training. But it was my birthday last week and there was a race on it. So I did that. Rowheath 5k. I managed a pedestrian 22.50. was slightly less horrible than before and I found myself exceedingly irritated to be overtaken by the girl who I'd raced against at Hilly. So maybe some competitive urge reawakened?

So anyway I decided to stop pissing about and do some proper training. Which saw me heading to the park for a 4x800m interval session on Friday and a 12m long run on Sunday. The first proper sessions since before the marathon! Thus prepared I thought I might enter Godiva 5 since Lou is injured and not doing it. Determined not to go off too fast and with few expectations I managed 36.15. Which isn't all that far off my 5m PB. So just need to sort my head out and get back on it. Kids have been off school/nursery for the summer which makes everything much harder to fit in. But back to work in a couple of weeks so there should be a return of structure.

Nice to bump into DT afterwards. I could barely breathe at that point though!

Right, going to attempt to catch up on all the thread shenanigans. I could be some time.

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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 15:30
Lit - there were 4 teams in the interclub. All except one got a full team out. We are around 200 members I think. Think we got about 25 ladies racing? Quite nice because a lot of the people scoring aren't particularly quick so much more inclusive than usual.

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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 11:40

Nah, no team medal, sadly, Skinny.  I think I was 9th counter or something out of 15!  The marathon plan is very good for making you fit anyway so will probably work in any case, was just curious as to your reasoning.   You'll probably be fine in your 10k if you pace sensibly and try and pick it up later.  My head was just all in the wrong place anyway.  

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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:59

Congratulations to Muddy on MORE prizes!  Flying at the moment! 

Skinny - I thought the thinking was that slower runners should train for a half as if it were a marathon and quicker runners (i.e you) should train as if it were more like a 10k and then just hang on? I've been looking at the P&D half plan for the next few weeks and think I might follow that one.  

Last nights Interclub race did not go well.  I'd decided to do it despite not being race fit yet because I thought it would sub for a tempo run, be a good social and I may still earn some points for the team despite being a bit slow.  I guess I did meet these objectives but can't say the actual "racing" part was much fun.  

On Weds afternoon I decided I feel like I was possibly coming down with something - headache and the beginnings of a sore throat but took two paracetamol and womaned up.  Arrived at the venue and chatted with clubmates for a while before handing over the kids to Lou (who'd already taken the opportunity to get a quick run in).  Based on Saturdays parkrun I thought 7:30 mm might be ok.  So in a fit of crass stupidity I ran the first mile at sub 7mm pace and then my legs fell off.  Limped around the remaining 5.2, progressively slowing every mile, wanting to lie at the side of the road and cry. Finally crossed the line in 47:58.  

On the plus side our ladies team won and I'll have been a counter I think as it was first 15. And I feel like crap today with a streaming cold so there is some explanation for my poor showing.  To be honest I don't really know what I was expecting given I haven't done any speedwork since the marathon and a month off due to injury.    

I'm hoping to do BRAT 5k on 12th August (my birthday) and a 10k the following weekend but hopefully I will have got my act together a bit by then. 

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:05

Interclub race (approx 10k tonight.  And I haven't run for a couple of days due to school holidays and life getting in the way.  Will be fun!  There is an option to run through a shallow ford (twice) or run across the bridge (longer).  Might be getting wet feet!

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 15:58

Interesting point, Bob.  Lou always mocks me for my crazy sprint finishes, whereas I shout abuse at him for plodding steadily through the line (*by "plodding" I mean faster than I can run but you know what I mean.)  He thinks it's because I'm bad at pacing and I think it's because he's a bit lazy .  Maybe I'm just better at going anaerobic?  Or maybe he's right and I'm bad at pacing!  I think he IS better at pushing from a couple of miles out whereas I get scared I'll blow up.  so maybe that is the difference.  But I normally find an extra gear or two.   

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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 22:38
We've got an interclub race on Wednesday, Tommy. 10kish off road. Perfect really because I won't be annoyed if I'm a bit slow. Proper race wise I'm hoping to do Draycote 10k and BRAT 5K in August, Kenilworth half early September and thinking about doing Derby half in October. I lived in Derby for a bit so would be interesting. Not actually entered any of these yet. Need to see how quickly fitness returns.

It's been a VERY long time since I saw 6am on a night out.

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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:05

Good parkrunning all. And good to see you back on it, Pete.

I thought I'd try my arm (well, foot) at parkrun this morning too so ran down to Leamington with the view of making it a tempo type run.  First fast running I've done since May 17th (with a month off running in between) so I wasn't too disappointed to come in in 22:29 (70 secs over PB).  I was a bit cross that TWO school Mum's and my training partner all beat me but I was still 6th lady so not too bad.  


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Posted: 16/07/2015 at 14:31

Great stuff from both Tommy and Bob!  There is definitely an element of phnar-ing in the bit Mace highlighted though 

As already mentioned I had a lovely run with Lit and Lou on Tuesday.  It's rare to run with Lou in any case.  But was good fun.  And just had chance to say Hi to Lit again as she was arriving at the track as I was just leaving after my son's athletics.  So sadly I didn't get the chance to screech words of encouragement across the track.  How did the session go in the end?  I hope not too hot.

10 miles for me today with the buggy.  Furthest run since my injury.  Foot is standard level of soreness which is manageable.  Will probably be the last buggy run for a while as kids break up from school/nursery on Friday which means no childcare. Going to have to get reacquainted with the 6am or 8pm run. 



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